Tina has lived in the Chorley Borough since 1990 and Whittle-le-Woods since 2002. Following a successful commercial career. Tina was co-opted onto the Parish Council in March 2012, served as Vice Chair in 2013/14 and Chairman for the year 2014/15. During this time Tina has championed the adoption and restoration of two derelict telephone boxes from BT which are now attractive and popular book swap facilities for the Village.

Tina is also a Trustee for the Community Hall Trust and serves as a volunteer assessor for the Citzens Advice Bureau.  Recently married, Tina enjoys a typical grandparents role balanced with a love of a travel and live music. Walking her dog locally affords Tina the opportunity to meet local residents allowing her to identify opportunities to improve our lovely village.

 Tina represents the Parish Council on the Chorley Borough Council Liason Committee.

 

 

Eric was born in 1933 to a family of five sisters and one brother. He attended St John’s school in Whittle-le-Woods until the age of fifteen, then served his time as a plumber at local building firm. He was in the army from 1954-56, mainly in Cyprus. After a 38 year career at Norweb (first as a cable jointer, then has a foreman), he retired in 1996.  Always a bit of a fitness fanatic, Eric always enjoyed distance fell walking which included two 100 mile non stop events, the South Downs Way and the Lakeland Hundred. Also he participated in lots of running events, including two marathons (London and Manchester). He spent his seventieth birthday at the top of Helvellen in the Lake District and choose the same location to celebrate his 80th!  Other hobbies include his garden where he grows all the vegetables for family and neighbours; he was also a bee keeper for twenty years. Eric also writes poems just for his own pleasure and collects old photos of Whittle-le-Woods, producing a book Whittle As It Was in 1987. He is well known for organising the Ox Roast - something done  100 years earlier to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.  Eric was the Mayor of Chorley from 2003-2004. He has served on Whittle-le-Woods Parish council since 1983 and been Chairman four times. He has also been Chairman of the War Memorial for 25 years and is a long standing Chorley Councillor. Eric and his wife Pat have been married for almost 60 - they have five sons, thirteen grandchildren and four great grand children. Eric is only happy when involved in some sort of venture. His main ambition was to see the village with a village hall and this was achieved during his Mayoral year when he laid the foundation stone - in 2004. A recent project was the building of changing rooms on the Kem Mill football field which was completed in 2011.

Eric represents the Parish Council on the Clayton & Whittle le Woods War Memorial Committee and the Whittle-le-Woods Playing Fields Trust.

Chris sits on the Planning and Environment Comittee for the Parish Council.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have lived in the village for 30 years and am now semi-retired.  After working at BAE Systems Warton / Samelesbury as an Engineering Project Manager for 27 years I’m seeking a new career . I am an active member of the community as Scout Leader for Whittle & Clayton Scouts Group (who meet just off Chorley Old Road) and of Bolton Sailing Club at Belmont Reservoir. I look forward to working on the Parish Council supporting the local community.

 

 

 

I am a native of Whittle-le-Woods being born in a cottage which is close to where the now Village Hall stands.  I have been a member of the Parish Council since the mid 1980’s and as well as being the  chairman 2010-2011, I have held that post several times over the years.  I am a founding trustee of the Community Hall Trust which manages the running of the Village Hall in Union Street. I am Funding Officer for the Whittle-le-Woods Playing Field Trust which manages the development of the playing field on Kem Mill Lane.  I am married to Peter, another Parish Councillor and Secretary/Trustee of the Village Hall.  I look forward to continue serving the community of Whittle-le-Woods in the coming years.

Barbara represents the Parish Council on the Clayton & Whittle le Woods War Memorial Committee.

 

I have served two terms as Parish Councillor.  This current term started in 1997 when I was elected to the Parish Council due to a by-election.  I am the secretary and trustee of Whittle-le-Woods Community Hall Trust which manages the village hall. I support a policy to limit the growth of development in the village and am keen to ensure that our fields and trees are preserved. I am also a councillor who will promote spending to ensure that the village environment is of a high standard.

Peter represents the Parish Council on the Community Hall Trust.

 

 

Darren was co-opted onto the Parish Council in 2014 and has lead the redevelopment of the Parish Council website aiming to provide a site that was more accessible, easier to maintain and could be used as a springboard to improve engagement and communication between the Parish Council and the people living and working in the village. 

Darren was raised in Eccleston and after returning to the area after completing an engineering degree in Birmingham settled in Whittle-le-woods in early 2000 and now lives with his wife Helen and their twin boys Dylan and Jake.

Working in the software industry developing solutions and products for the travel sector Darren has a keen interest in the latest technology be that the latest phone, TV, media streamer for home or a new Cloud computing service at work!

Away from technology Darren supports Preston North End football club and enjoys to get out on his mountain bike around Anglezarke and Rivington.  An occasional runner, Darren can also be found at the local Parkrun in Cuerden Valley on Saturday mornings.

Darren is also an LEA school governor at St Chad's Catholic Primary School and is acting as Vice Chair for the Parish Council in 2015.

 

I am what's known as a 'Whittler' born in 1975, brought up on Chorley Old Road, opposite the Oak. I went to Manor Road Primary School and it is now where I work. There is something about Whittle which means you never want to leave, a real community feel, where everybody knows everybody. Over the years I have seen Whittle go through many changes some good some not so good. However whatever changes have taken place it continues to thrive and blossom.

I have always wanted to become a Parish Councillor, as I would like to see our village prosper for my generation and many more to come. In todays age it is very easy to lose our sense of community spirit due to our busy schedules. That said, I started a Facebook page Whittle-le-Woods pics and memories old and new, to try and capture all those memories past and present and spark conversations amongst the community, old and new.

I look forward to getting out and about and working as a Parish Councillor in our village.

Bill represents the Parish Council on the Clayton & Whittle le Woods War Memorial Committee, Community Hall Trust and the Whittle-le-Woods Playing Fields Trust.

Lesley has been Parish Clerk since 2010 and currently resides in Adlington.  Parish Councillors may, of course, be contacted directly regarding village issues but if you would prefer to contact the Clerk directly, she can be emailed on Parish Council matters preferably using the email address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephoned on 01257 474961.

 

 

 

 

 The lengthsman is employed on a part time basis to litterpick and clear designated areas of Whittle-le-Woods.
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